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PEOPLE NOT PR! THAT IS OUR STRENGTH

The Grand Haven Energy Organization is a fast-growing community-based group concerned about the future of our electrical energy supply.

Among our “core” group are former Mayors Roger Bergman and Gail Ringelberg, former Republican State Representative Jon Jellema, Oliver Shampine, President of the 2021 Senior Class of GH High School, Civic activist Field Reichardt, Former members of the GHHS Science Olympiad Team, two former City Managers, and more than 20 others, reflecting all ages of our community.

 

The Grand Haven Board of Light and Power is advancing its energy plans without sufficient citizen oversight or involvement.  

We are conservatives, liberals, and moderates… united… as we are deeply concerned about the BLP’s proposal!

We believe their plans, which are the largest expenditure of public funds for Grand Haven since the 1970s, deserve an independent look. 

 

We invite you to join us in our educational effort to inform the community that a delay in the implementation of the BLPs $45 Million plan is badly needed!

Until that independent look is complete and shared with the community, it is both prudent and responsible public policy to wait.

 

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OUR REASONS

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY 

The future of energy for Grand Haven should be based on the best economic choice for the rate-payers and citizens of the community. We should not invest in technology that will become a stranded asset.

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

As the Board of Light and Power is owned by the citizens of Grand Haven, its decision on future energy must be environmentally responsible.  The environment of Harbor Island is fragile.  Fossil fuels, including natural gas, are becoming obsolete.

FUTURE FOCUSED

   Affordable renewable energy is available now, and high capacity battery storage technology is on the horizon. Any long-term investments in energy production must take this into consideration. 

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SUPPORT US
The Board of Light and Power has voted to spend $48,000 of Rate Payer Dollars (your money) to “convince” our community of the decisions they have made without our input.

You will see mailings, “puff pieces” as opinion columns in the paper, and an organized social media campaign.

I WOULD LIKE TO HELP.

PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL, OR CONNECT WITH ME BY EMAIL.

We will contact you shortly to arrange details. Thank you for your concern for the future of Grand Haven.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

dennis@ghenergy.org616-512-1517

MAKE A DONATION

All funds are tax-deductible and managed through the West Michigan Environmental Action Council. 

Please make a note that the funds are earmarked for: Grand Haven Energy Organization (GHEO)